Articles about Ray of Hope Prize

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

Ray always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute.

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Top 10 Nature-Inspired Companies Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

Biomimicry Institute announces new cohort of bioinspired startups participating in the Ray of Hope Prize® program.

From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions. The 10-week virtual accelerator program culminates in the chance to receive the $100,000 grand prize and additional equity-free funding.

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The Champion of Textile Sustainability

Reprinted from AATCC Newsletter

Ray C. Anderson’s legacy as a champion of textile sustainability continues to have value today. Michael Quante interviews John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation about Ray's legacy today.

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Fireside Chat with Janine Benyus and Lex Amore: 25 Years of Biomimicry

Listen to a conversation with Janine Benyus and Lex Amore as the Biomimicry Institute celebrates 25 years since the seminal book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature was published.

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Brightening Our Corner - May 2022 Newsletter

Ray always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute

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Application Period Extended for Nature-Inspired Startups Seeking to Compete for $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray of Hope Prize ® celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.

The applicaiton period has been extended for the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are now due April 29, 2022.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - March 2022

The Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter with highlights from partners and grantees including the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - December 2021

Our quarterly newsletter has been published. Lots of great news from our grantees.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - September 2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Foundation has just issued its quarterly newsletter, featuring the latest updates from the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, the Biomimicry Institute, The Ray and Drawdown Georgia

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Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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